Tuesday, May 31, 2011

"Franklin Mountains 2"

Second Painting of "Franklin Mountains" using more looser style than my first one.  I also put in more bolder colors within this painting and after finishing it I am happy to say I like this one better than the first one.  This painting is measured 30" X 30" and will be for sale in the gallery soon.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Just completed a drawing of a pug with one of my student.  I stressed to my students the importance of drawing and how they are the foundation to a good painting.  I named this portrait "Sean" after my  great son-in-law!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"No Man Knows"

Just completed a 11.5" X 48" painting of "No Man Knows".  This is of my first long canvas for a Spiritual Series Paintings.  When this was done - it was just in time from all the rumors about the world coming to an end May 21st.  Being a Christian myself I knew that wasn't going to happen as in the bible - Mark 13: 32-33.  No man knows, not even Jesus or the angels knows.  So this is where the name of the painting came from.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers especially to my mom, my mother-in-law, my Aunt Margaret who is now in Heaven celebrating and to my lovely wife who is the best!!!  Just completed this painting 9" X 12" oil on panel.  I wanted this piece to be featured on this special day because it is so peaceful and full of life.  Thank you moms! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

"Twelve Disciples"

This is the second painting I entered in the competition - my favorite of the two.  It is measured 24" X 36" oil on canvas. The twelve poplar trees in this piece represent the twelve disciples in the Bible whose role is to carry a message of hope to people around the world.  The foliage of diverse sizes and levels in the painting represents people of all faiths; the different races and opinions; the diversity that makes the world interesting and unique. The main structure represents the church or the sanctuary where everyone is invited to gather and learn from each other; a place that offers rest for the weary, help for the lost, food for the hungry, help for all. The blue door on the building represents calm and relaxation. The moon, which is larger than normal, provides a bright light to show the way. The artist uses many colors in this painting, but is careful to make sure that they all relate to each other and co-exist well in the painting together.